Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 17 February 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to northwest 20 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 9 to minus 5 rising to minus 4 to zero Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 February 2018

Northern Grand Banks - eastern half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon Sunday. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Northern Grand Banks - western half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday morning and to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 February 2018
Monday Wind north 35 to 45 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water.  

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4800N 5030W
to 4830N 4930W to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5605W to 5800N
5710W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4800N 5030W
to 4830N 4930W to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5605W to 5800N
5710W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5000W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4730W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5000W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4730W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 17 February 2018

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 17 February 2018

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 17 February 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 975 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary low 955 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low located off the East Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Sunday approaching low 984 mb located south of
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NST 17 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system east of the marine district will
move northward towards Greenland throughout the weekend. Gale to
storm force northwesterlies tonight in the wake of this feature will
ease throughout Sunday under an approaching ridge of high pressure.

A second intense low pressure system will approach the Southern Grand
Banks Sunday evening. Strong to gale force easterlies will develop
over the Southern Grand Banks late Sunday ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf,
and Gulf - Port au Port.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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